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If you aren’t happy with just a street view, now Google has acquired an aerial photographer!
So the hot news this morning is Google's acquisition of ImageAmerica, a company that builds high resolution cameras for the collection of aerial imagery. So if you didn't like photos of the front of your house or car or you standing in front of a porn shop, just wait.
Arnold from Search Engine Journal notes, "Google Earth and Maps will soon be rolling out this high-res aerial imagery in the days to come. Google is hoping to strenghten its dominance on web satellite imagery and image mapping technology. ImageAmerica is expected to enhance the depth and quality of Google Earth and Maps imagery."
I remember when the "party" area where I lived a few years ago considered installing cameras to monitor the streets outside the bars. The community was completely against it with privacy concerns being the number one factor. It will be interesting to see what type of backlash Google will see in the future as they continue their attempt to control every piece of data in the world. By data I don't mean bits and bytes on a computer but everything we do. I remember a movie (can't remember the name) where a camera followed behind the man as he moved and kept a full history. We are almost there folks.
My top concern with these types of invasive tools is how our enemies will use them to our detriment.